[dih-sen-ee-uh m]
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Origin of decennium

From Latin, dating back to 1675–85; see origin at decennial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for decennium

decennary, decennium, decagon, decade, decapod, decemvir, decemvirate

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decennary (dɪˈsɛnərɪ)

noun plural -niums, -nia (-nɪə) or -naries
  1. a less common word for decade (def. 1)

Word Origin for decennium

C17: from Latin, from decem ten + annus year
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